Lori Hamilton, clinical coordinator in the medical/surgical department at Day Kimball Hospital, has been named employee of the month for October by Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH).
Hamilton, who began her healthcare career path during high school as a certified nursing assistant, has been a nurse for 24 years. Prior to joining Day Kimball in February 2000, Hamilton worked as an emergency medical technician and as a nurse in intensive care, emergency and acute rehab settings. In her role as clinical coordinator for the medical/surgical department, Hamilton is responsible for supporting the unit’s nursing staff, providing staff education, and assisting with direct patient care.
According to her supervisor Deb Blackmer, clinical manager in the medical/surgical department at Day Kimball Hospital, “Lori is a tremendous resource and support in our department, and is well respected by her peers. With her many years of nursing experience, she provides valued leadership by continuously mentoring, educating and developing our staff. We are all grateful to have her as a leader on our team and congratulate her on her recognition.”
In response to being named employee of the month, Hamilton said, “I am humbled to have been recognized as the employee of the month, and grateful to work with such a wonderful group of people.” When asked what she likes most about her job, she said, “The patients, the staff, and the camaraderie.”
Hamilton earned an associate degree in nursing from Quinsigamond Community College, Worcester, MA in 1996 and received a Bachelor of Science degree in education and psychology from Worcester State College in 1988. She was a recipient of the eastern CT’s Nightingale Award for Excellence in Nursing in 2010, a statewide nursing recognition program that honors nurses for their exceptional contributions to the profession. Hamilton currently resides in Oxford, MA.
Day Kimball Healthcare’s employee of the month program is sponsored by Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut. “The Mashantucket (Western) Pequot Tribal Nation and Foxwoods Resort Casino has been focused on taking care of the people that serve within our community, and we appreciate everything Day Kimball Healthcare does,” said Foxwood’s Director of Sponsorships and Partnerships Roy Colebut-Ingram. “Supporting meaningful employee recognition programs like that at DKH is just one way that we feel we can express our appreciation.”
PHOTO CAPTION: Day Kimball Healthcare’s Employee of the Month for October 2020, Lori Hamilton, Clinical Coordinator, Day Kimball Hospital.